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NYC: Tornado Terror (2008)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  4 October 2008 (USA)
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What appears to be harmless little whirlwinds and dust devils turns out to be a precursor to something a lot more deadlier and ends up threatening New York City's very existence.

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An unexplained, local split in the atmosphere causes a series of total unpredictable, yet devastating tornadoes. Rookie fireman Brian Flynn gets trapped in the underground sewage with his girlfriend, deputy mayor James 'Jim' Lawrence and climatologist Dr. Cassie Lawrence's niece Lori. Mayor Leonardo of New York initially refuses to pay proper attention to the phenomenon, a 'reelection threat', so the alert status remains too low for long. Atypical lightning discovered inside tornadoes adds unprecedented dangers. The Lawrences and aeronautics renegade Dr. Lars Liggenhorn conceive a possible solution by launching rockets, but NASA's Dr. Quinn overrules them, imposing standard silver iodine. Written by KGF Vissers

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Storm in a teacup
5 June 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Stock, low-budget disaster flick in which the poor Big Apple gets yet another pasting; this time from schools of electrical tornadoes caused by disturbances in the upper atmosphere (due, surprise, surprise, to global warming) that lead emergency crews and weathermen a merry and deadly dance.

Our heroes are Deputy Mayor James Lawrence and his meteorologist wife Cassie, played with suitable gravitas by Sebastian Spence and the lovely Nicole de Boer - definitely the prettiest Trill on Deep Space Nine - who must battle not only the elements but pinheaded bureaucrats (including Lawrence's boss) in order to test Cassie's theory for a solution to the storm gangs.

Strictly rainy day fare. My vote: 4, + 1 for the chance to see Ms. de Boer again.


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